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|May-30-11|| ||GrahamClayton: <Benzol>I believe his wife was a former Miss Argentina|
According to an article in the "Australian Women's Weekly", dated 24 May 1978, Quinteros's wife was Benje, who was crowned "Miss Phillipines, Maid of Cotton" in 1975.
Here is the full text of the article:
"There are only 40 chess grandmasters in the world. Miguel Quinteros is one, but he looks more like a showbiz star.
The 29-year-old Argentinian is the first chess grandmaster to visit Australia. He is here with his wife, Benjie, who was "Miss Philippines, Maid of Cotton" in 1975, to help publicise the chess Olympics due to be held in Argentina in October.
Ten Australians, including four women, will play in the olympics. "Your players are all young, and chess at top competition level is definitely a game for the young," said Miguel.
"lt's easy to think it is only mentally demanding, but it has been calculated that one game of championship chess burns up as much
physical energy as three sets of tennis."
Miguel studies chess up to eight hours every day. He spends almost as long making sure he is physically fit to stand up to top match pressures, but he does not find that too difficult - he was once a professional soccer player.
"As a grandmaster I can earn up to $40,000 a year and get to see plenty of the world. If I had remained a soccer player it's unlikely I would ever have left Argentina - and then I wouldn't have met my wife (at a chess match in the Philippines).
"Almost anyone can become a chess champion," Miguel added. "People think you need a special sort of
|Dec-17-11|| ||wordfunph: from Michael de la Maza's book Rapid Chess Improvement, page 24..|
<You must now that if you refuse to study tactics then, to quote GM Miguel Quinteros, you are 'doomed to remain weak' and are 'well advised to take up something else, like knitting.'>
|Mar-17-14|| ||Yopo: He was to meet with Fischer in Yugoslavia under the embargo
therefore was excluded from international tournaments organized by FIDE.
Playng chess in the Web, it has become one of the best players in the ICC|
|May-24-14|| ||Rookiepawn: I like the gesture on the photo, is very typical of an Argentinean guy. It comes from our Italian heritage. |
Though Quinteros surname is of Spanish origin, Argentinians received a lot of Italian slang and culture from immigration. Thus, though Argentineans speak Spanish, accent and body language have a strong Italian resemblance, especially in Buenos Aires.
The pic is an example: that mischievous look, hand with fingers gathered together, bent head and eyebrows up tells you this guy is unmistakeably a porteño (from Buenos Aires city).
On the board, a fighter, a Sicilian beast... and maybe with a little bit of bad luck, to round up a complete "Argento" profile ¡Grande Miguel Angel, aguante maestro!
|May-25-14|| ||RedShield: <I like the gesture on the photo, is very typical of an Argentinean guy.>|
Arms raised in surrender?
<It comes from our Italian heritage.>
I was right.
|May-25-14|| ||Rookiepawn: <Arms raised in surrender?>|
I think something like that happened in Viet Nam.
|May-25-14|| ||john barleycorn: he is more in that "allora" pose.|
|May-25-14|| ||Rookiepawn: And btw <PinkLid>, I consider myself a citizen of the world. So you can waste yourself slandering the Argentineans, that won't work. Unlike you I don't need the psychological support of clinging to a pathetic collective identity.|
See? You're a collectivist.
|May-25-14|| ||RedShield: When you decided to abandon Argentina, what was it that attracted you to Denmark, in preference to, say, Uganda or Papua New Guinea or Cambodia? Maybe you're just a citizen of part of the world.|
|May-25-14|| ||perfidious: <RedShield: When you decided to abandon Argentina, what was it that attracted you to Denmark, in preference to, say, Uganda or Papua New Guinea or Cambodia? Maybe you're just a citizen of part of the world.>|
The gift that keeps on giving: at every turn, this poster proves himself a chode.
|May-25-14|| ||Rookiepawn: <PinkLid> Cambodia is a wonderful place, I was there for quite a while. Beautiful country ruined by someone named Pol Pot. A guy very much like you, unfortunately much more intelligent.|
|May-25-14|| ||RedShield: How long were you there? Why did you leave? Why did you settle in Denmark, <MrWorldCitizen>?|
|May-25-14|| ||perfidious: We may count ourselves fortunate that the poster in question is far less powerful, though his overt bigotry is bad enough.|
|May-25-14|| ||Rookiepawn: Hey, is this poor guy always that basic? <perfidious> you seem to know <PinkLid> from a while, does he ever comes up with anything clever? A thinking day? |
I must admit I have the uncomfortable feeling of ridiculing a ten-years old kid. Lacks all luster.
|May-25-14|| ||RedShield: This is not interesting. The racist Argie's hoisted the white flag again.|
|May-25-14|| ||Jim Bartle: <redshield> Once again playing referee in his own game. His judgment reminds me of the referees in South Korea's games in the 2002 World Cup.|
|May-25-14|| ||RedShield: To paraphrase a U2 lyric, I'm dangerous because I'm honest. Because, after all, the very last thing white liberals want is a honest discussion on race, i.e., one in which they can't control the terms. Nobody controls <RedShield>, not even me. Sorry, people, but you're stuck with me.|
|May-25-14|| ||Rookiepawn: No, seriously. I think (hope) he's a kid. He just repeats your last concept in that imitative childish manner that makes an adult look a little bit retarded. And always declares himself "winner" because you know, kids need to "win" to gain self-confidence. If this is an adult, then I really feel sorry for him.|
Yes, yes, you win. You won all. Nobody can beat you. Now clean the drool on your chin.
|May-25-14|| ||RedShield: <When you decided to abandon Argentina, what was it that attracted you to Denmark, in preference to, say, Uganda or Papua New Guinea or Cambodia? Maybe you're just a citizen of part of the world.>|
Still no answers, <MrWorldCitizen>!
|May-25-14|| ||Rookiepawn: <PinkLid> but... Who told you I owe you any answers, poor guy? You ask irrelevant personal questions and state that if not answered then "you win". It's so cheap and naïve I really hope you have some time to improve.|
Haven't you ever wondered the millions of reasons a person can have to travel and live in different places? Is your brain so basic as to think people travel for the only reason of finding a job? Never crossed your mind that there are persons that don't need a job? Or whose job makes them travel to places they simply don't choose? Or persons that travel not to gain anything else than culture and pleasure? Or persons that travel not for themselves but to help others?
You are incredibly limited, and pretend that others have to explain their lives to you as if a single isolated case meant something. You call that honesty?
As a case, you are very interesting. Never in my life I crossed someone as freakishly ignorant, even on the web, what is a lot to say.
I hope you are a poor kid. As an adult human being you are a serious intellectual failure.
|Nov-05-15|| ||epistle: It was probably the inspiration for the song Don't Cry for Me Argentina.|
|Dec-28-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Miguel Quinteros.|
|Dec-28-16|| ||theodor: Abrazos de Bulgaria y buena salud!|
|Dec-28-16|| ||ColeTrane: Excluded by fide...? Que clase de wuevada.....?|
|Feb-13-18|| ||Senk: https://de.chessbase.com/post/etwas...|
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